Patents Examined by Kenneth E. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10442101
    Abstract: A method for aligning a substrate and an apparatus for cutting a substrate using the same are provided. In one aspect of the present invention, an apparatus for aligning a substrate comprises a stage on which the substrate is seated and reference pins provided to project from an upper surface of the stage. Each reference pin has a substrate support surface which supports one side of the substrate. An upper end of the substrate support surface is formed so as to project further toward the substrate than a lower end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ik Kyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 10442095
    Abstract: A rotary electric shaver includes an outer blade whose upper surface functions as annular shaving surfaces having multiple hair inlets formed therein, and an inner blade that has a small blade which rotates while coming into sliding contact with a lower surface of the outer blade. The small blade is formed so that an inner blade base plate is partially erected, and is disposed in at least two rows on a circumference close to an outer periphery and on a circumference close to an inner periphery. There is provided a movable inner blade that has a movable small blade which is vertically movable along a front end surface in a rotation direction of the small blade, with respect to the predetermined small blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: MAXELL IZUMI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuhiko Shimizu, Yoshiyuki Mimura
  • Patent number: 10434587
    Abstract: A miter saw includes a base, a worktable pivotally mounted to the base, a fence mounted at the worktable, an operating handle connected to the worktable, and two opposing supporting units respectively mounted to two opposite sides of the base. Each supporting unit includes a fixed panel and a movable panel pivoted to the fixed panel and biasable between an extended position where the operating handle is stoppable by the fixed panel upon operation to rotate the worktable and a first included angle is defined between a cutting slot and a fence of the worktable and a received position where the operating handle is stoppable by the movable panel upon operation to rotate the worktable and a second included angle larger than the first included angle is defined between the cutting slot and the fence of the worktable. Thus, the miter saw achieves the effect of increasing the miter angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Yung-Chiang Ku, Yung-Wen Chen, Tsung-Fa Wang
  • Patent number: 10434584
    Abstract: Pipe machining apparatuses, coupling members, and methods of assembling pipe machining apparatuses are provided. In one aspect, a coupling member for coupling together a first section and a second section of a pipe machining apparatus includes a first housing member adapted to couple to the first section, a second housing member adapted to couple to the second section, an arm movably coupled to the first housing member, and an engagement member coupled to the arm. The arm is adapted to move between a coupled condition, in which the engagement member engages the second housing member, and an uncoupled condition, in which the engagement member does not engage the second housing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Roy C. Coakley
  • Patent number: 10421200
    Abstract: A knife is provided having both a multi-blade configuration for cutting multiple slices simultaneously as well as a single blade configuration for storage and single cuts. In some embodiments, the multiple blade configuration may be adjustable to define varying distances between the multiple blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Alan Schuster
  • Patent number: 10421204
    Abstract: Replaceable shaving assemblies are disclosed that include a razor cartridge comprising: an elongated housing defining a central open area, and, adjacent each short edge of the housing, a clip-receiving aperture and a clip-receiving channel; a plurality of blades disposed within the open area of the housing, and a pair of clips, each clip having a first leg and a second leg, the first leg extending through the clip-receiving aperture and being bent against a lower surface of the housing, and the second leg being wrapped around the housing and seated in the clip-receiving channel. Shaving systems including such shaving assemblies are also disclosed, as are methods of using such shaving systems and methods of manufacturing these cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: DORCO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: John W. Griffin, Craig A. Provost, William E. Tucker, Douglas R. Kohring
  • Patent number: 10421079
    Abstract: Ore rock is disintegrated into extremely fine rock fraction in a slurry by subjecting the slurry in selective orders of application of excitation forces and energy to cause spontaneous cavitation to occur in the slurry. The excitation forces and energy are provided by electrodynamic discharges, hydrostatic force, hydrodynamic energy, and sonic vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Victor Zaguliaev, Nikolai Novikov
  • Patent number: 10422088
    Abstract: A saw blade for a sawing machine for cutting micro trenches for receiving at least one duct or cable. The saw blade includes coding elements such as holes, depressions or protrusions. The holes, depressions or protrusions form at least one code symbol representing a unique identity (ID) for the saw blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: DellCron Innovation AB
    Inventors: Conny Gustavsson, Hasse Hultman, Lars Lindén, Jim Frölander
  • Patent number: 10421206
    Abstract: A slitting apparatus having an anvil cylinder with an outer cylindrical surface adapted to support the material as it conveys through the slitting apparatus. An in-line cutting assembly having a series of blades with cutting edges disposed within a common plane that is oriented perpendicular to the cylinder's central axis. The cutting edges are arranged in an arcuate line that spirals inwardly toward the outer circumferential surface whereby the blades progressively slice the material so that the in-line cutting assembly forms a singular continuous slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: MINIGRAPHICS, INC.
    Inventor: Stephen W. DeLise, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10414177
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus includes a carriage movable in a predetermined direction, a moving mechanism moving a work material in a direction intersecting the predetermined direction, a cutter mounted on the carriage, a cutter moving mechanism mounted on the carriage and moving the cutter in directions toward and away from the work material, a light source mounted on the carriage, and a controller controlling the light source. When the cutting apparatus is in a normal condition, the controller controls the light source to be in a first illuminating state, and when the cutting apparatus is in an abnormal condition, the controller controls the light source to be in a second illuminating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Yasuo Koyauchi, Takeshi Tozuka, Hironobu Suzuki, Yujiro Fujinawa
  • Patent number: 10414060
    Abstract: A cutter to cut die attach solder preform material is disclosed. It is formed of: a base; a pair of raised blocks spaced apart on the base with each having a slot sized to accommodate a cutting blade configured to cleave the material to be cut, constrain the cutting blade to vertical movement, and maintain the squareness of the cutting blade with respect to the base for cutting material; an adjustable stop positioned forward of the cutting blade which is configured to be moved so as to set the length of the material to be cut by the cutting blade; and a linear scale positioned proximate to the adjustable stop which enables a measured length of the material to be cut. Methods of using the aforementioned cutter are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: America as reprecented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: M. Gail Koebke
  • Patent number: 10413979
    Abstract: A power tool has a base defining a work surface, a rotary cutting blade extending through an opening in the work surface, a drive motor for imparting rotational movement to the cutting blade and a power train coupled between the drive motor and the cutting blade to transmit rotation movement from the drive motor to the cutting blade. A swing arm assembly carries the cutting blade and is pivotably supported on the base at a pivot axis. In one aspect of the present disclosure, the power tool includes a safety system operable in response to an emergency signal that includes a mechanism for stopping the rotation of the cutting blade, whereby the rotational inertia of the cutting blade is converted after the rotation is stopped to pivoting of the swing arm assembly carrying the blade when the rotation of the blade is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andrew Frolov, Gary L. Voong
  • Patent number: 10414617
    Abstract: An upright cutter for packing materials includes a base, a support device, and a cutting device. The base includes an upright post. The support device has a shaft. The shaft is vertically fixed to the upright post. The cutting device includes a pole. The pole is pivotally connected to the upright post. The pole is connected with a transverse rod. The transverse rod is parallel to the shaft. The transverse rod is provided with a cutting member which is movable axially along the transversely rod. Two sides of the cutting member are provided with blades, respectively. The pole can be pivoted, so that the transverse rod is adjusted to the most appropriate position. By using the blades at the two sides of the cutting member, the cutting member can be moved back and forth on the transverse rod for cutting to improve the cutting efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Hsiu-Man Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10414684
    Abstract: A bottle cutter apparatus, systems and methods of using the same are provided. Specifically, the bottle cutter apparatus comprises a stage for holding a bottle and a rotatable arm having a blade thereon for scoring a glass bottle, or any glass tubular item. The stage is modular and movable, thereby accommodating different sized bottles thereon for precise scoring with the arm and blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Creator's Stained Glass, Inc.
    Inventors: Ray Nicholas, Jordan Anderson, Ryan Nicholas
  • Patent number: 10406707
    Abstract: A shaving device comprising a head assembly including a support member having at least one support member magnet and a blade cartridge having at least one face with at least one razor blade and configured to be rotatably coupled to the support member about a pivot axis. The blade cartridge includes at least one blade cartridge magnet having a pole aligned with a pole of the support member magnet to generate a magnetic force that urges the blade cartridge about the pivot axis towards an initial starting position (ISP), wherein the blade cartridge is further configured to rotate about the pivot axis away from the ISP upon application of an external force sufficient to overcome the magnetic force between the support member magnet and the blade cartridge magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Ruairidh Robertson
  • Patent number: 10406711
    Abstract: A knife cylinder is provided with a restraint parts disposed within a fixation hole; a compression coil spring for pressing the restraint parts inwardly of the fixation hole; an operating parts entering the inside of the restraint parts through a mounting hole; a protrusion provided to the restraint parts; a helical groove provided in the operating parts, the helical groove engaging with the protrusion and being configured so that, when the operating parts rotates, the helical groove can move the restraint parts from a first position to a second position; and a blocking groove provided in the outer surface of the operating parts and blocking the rotation of the operating parts in the reverse direction when the restraint parts is located at the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Takanori Iwai, Toshiaki Miyakura
  • Patent number: 10405557
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for weighing dough, comprising an endless conveyor, for conveying a plurality of endless or continuous dough pieces extending essentially in parallel lanes on said conveyor in a direction of conveyance, a weighing-unit, arranged under the endless conveyor, characterised in that the weighing unit comprises multiple weighing rows, spread over the width of the conveyor, each row comprising at least one rectangular weighing section, for independently of the other weighing sections weighing a different dough piece of said plurality of endless or continuous dough pieces. The invention further relates to a method for operating such device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: RADIE B.V.
    Inventor: Johannes Josephus Antonius van Blokland
  • Patent number: 10406614
    Abstract: A sample cutting assembly includes a base block, a saw pressure plate, an external blade guide, and an internal blade guide. The cutter can be used to conveniently remove samples for Material testing to determine serviceability or material condition. Apparatuses and techniques for using the sample cutting assembly are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew Schaser
  • Patent number: 10398628
    Abstract: A multiple pill cutting device has a pivoting housing structure holding a blade holding assembly. The pivoting housing structure has a top housing pivotably connected at one end to a bottom housing. The bottom housing has a plurality of pill holding openings arranged in one or more rows. The one or more rows of pill holding openings have a slotted channel extending along a length of the bottom housing through and bisecting each pill holding opening. The blade holding assembly has one or more extending cutting blades. One blade is configured to align with each slotted channel when the top housing pivots closing onto the bottom housing, this moves the one or more cutting blades of the blade holding assembly to enter the slotted channels and cut pills held in the pill holding openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Puthalath Koroth Raghuprasad
  • Patent number: 10391663
    Abstract: A cutter roll and an anvil roll, with which it is possible to control deformation in the axial direction, and a rotary cutter having the same. A roll 101, 210 for a rotary cutter includes: a barrel portion having a circumferential surface and a pair of end surfaces located respectively at opposite ends of the circumferential surface; a pair of first depressions 113, 213 having a ring shape or a cylindrical shape and located respectively at the pair of end surfaces of the barrel portion, the pair of first depressions each having a depth direction that is parallel to an axis of the barrel portion; a pair of first bearings 152, 252 located respectively in the pair of first depressions and being in contact with outer walls of the first depressions; and a pair of first bearing boxes 156 located on an outside of the pair of first depressions and having support portions 151b, 251b to be in contact with a support frame or a pressure mechanism, the pair of first bearing boxes supporting the respective bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Yasunori Tsuji, Yohei Nakashima, Kenji Nakahara